Commentary

Type: Commentary

Hiddushei Mahariah

Title

The title translates as "the novellae" [=original interpretations] of Mahariah. The latter word is an acronym for the author's name, preceded by the honorific epithets meaning "Our Teacher Rabbi..."

Dates

Eighteenth century

Author

Rabbi Joel Hayyim.

According to the testimony of the author's son Shemariah, who arranged for the publication of his father's work, Rabbi Joel abandoned all secular activities during the last twenty-nine years of his life in order to live an ascetic life and devote himself exclusively to Torah study and religious works.

Description

The main purpose of the super-commentary is to resolve apparent difficulties in Rabbi Obadiah of Bertinoro's commentary in the face of the objections raised in the Tosefot Yom Tov.


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